Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #367 June 12th 2013
Distress Marker Painting  
New guest tutorial author and dirty dozen alumna Jen Shults shows you how to watercolor with Distress Markers.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Watercolor paper
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Distress marker
  • Water brush
  • Embossalicious Embossing Folder  
    Emboss it your way with crisp designs in 6x6 or 8x8 formats using Embossalicious Folders from Crafter's Companion.
     
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Terri asked: "How do you determine the grain of a sheet of paper?"
    A: There are two ways to find the grain:

    1) Wet one side of a full sheet of cardstock with a cloth. The paper will curl in the direction of the grain. So if you fold it the way the paper is curving, that is with the grain.

    2) Hold a full sheet of cardstock in your hands - gently bend it horizontally then vertically - it will be MUCH easier one direction - that is the way you'd be folding it with the grain. Cut your cardstock accordingly.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Deebi27 has a suggestion for the pearlized button tutorial: "I like several others have some chip board laying around, hmmm! I am thinking a little bit bigger, painted pink, embossed, an awareness ribbon instead of the skewer, and ribbon in place of chain. And a pin back and you have a fundraiser for breast cancer! Awesome! Thank you!!!!!"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Embossed Embossing Learn how to heat emboss dry embossed layers for a unique background.
    Embossed Embossing tutorial
    Embossed Embossing gallery

    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
     
    My Favorite Things
    New stamps, Die-namics, stencils, MIX-ables Mist & Glitter Glaze... Our June release is hot, hot, hot.
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    Celebrating a new artist to the Stamping Bella family with darling new images. Check us out.
     
    This Week's Hot Topics
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    June 5 to June 11
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Pop up part of the sentiment.
    Color challenge.
    Try this color combination: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz.
    Put on your Sunday Clothes.
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    Emma Bridgewater.
    Check out Jodi R.'s gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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